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Spencer Sun
Spencer Sun
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 2, 2013
Last Seen
May 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since my late teens.  I took a ~6 year hiatus somewhere in the middle there, but even so, you'd think I'd be better at this game by now :-)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
staying up late in college to play bridge
Bridge Accomplishments
9th in NAP Flight C with Nathan Wilmes in Reno 2010; 3rd in A/1st in X in the 2nd Sunday A/X Swiss with Bill Chen, Mike Lentz, and Jon Higa at Philly NABC 2012; day 3 of the 5K Blue Ribbon Pairs with Russ Fox in 2012; semi-finals of 0-1500 Spingold with Bill, Mike, and Jerrod Ankenman in 2016; 1996 SF NABC Casebook #16 :-)
Regular Bridge Partners
Chris Kolner
Member of Bridge Club(s)
I play most often in Palo Alto Unit 503 (Weds. evenings)
Favorite Conventions
the strong diamond system I created with Bill Chen, and our version of the Overcall Structure
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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BW ad policy
Likewise. Is TiVo/DVRing theft? Please. If BW wants to go paid only, or enhanced experienced with paid membership, etc., totally fine with me. Otherwise, please let me know when the TOS for BW are updated to say that as a condition of my continued use of the site, I ...
ACBL Regional Schedules - Previous Experiments
I'm not a stronger player but would still also like to see more 2-session BAM :-) I think NYC has a 2-day 4-session event at the midwinter regional.
Securely generating hands for major tournaments
The followup post has been deleted, which is too bad, because the existence and nature of the flaw is interesting from an intellectual/educational perspective in addition to bringing to light something the ACBL should be very concerned about. (I could be wrong :) but the 2nd post struck me more ...
Clinched Swiss
It's definitely come up before, because I've mentioned Gibsonization and you PMed me about it :)
Open DC Discussion Thread
Unless I'm mistaken, I don't think my credit card has been charged yet for a BW online entry. Is it just me? (In my case it's for the Micro-Spingold) EDIT: BW advises via PM that they will be processed in the next few days.
Open DC Discussion Thread
... or having a favorable view of muslin :-)
Open DC Discussion Thread
As someone who has a teammate in a wheelchair, I definitely do not agree with "enough bathrooms near playing areas." We played several sessions where the closest convenient bathroom was out towards the escalators, left to the semi-secret elevator past the booksellers, then up a floor to the bar/restaurant ...
Open DC Discussion Thread
I played behind screens for the first time in the semis of the micro-Spingold. Having seen some of the FS videos helped :-) and also my screenmate was pretty experienced with them. So it was a pretty quick adjustment. It does slow down the auction process, but it seems like it ...
Open DC Discussion Thread
James: that would be fine too :-)
Open DC Discussion Thread
Steve B: my point is that the authors of the sign "play nice" intended a different meaning than the ones that the graffiti artists are assuming by "correcting" the sign to add a -ly. I claim the phrase "play nice" is valid. For similar consideration: "Live Strong" bracelets. Do people ...

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